A date was to be set today for the preliminary inquiry of a man charged with the first degree murder of Yvonne Desjarlais, but the case was adjourned to February.  

David Harrison is accused of murdering the 63-year-old woman, whose body was found in a Yellowknife alley on Dec. 30, 2012.

The 29-year-old was charged six and a half months after Desjarlais' body was found.

It was the latest in a long string of allegations of violence he's faced during the last seven years.

Since 2006, only one year has gone by in which Harrison has not been charged with crimes of violence, but four of those charges were stayed or withdrawn.

Harrison has been convicted of common assault twice.

He’s also been convicted of assault causing bodily harm twice, including the brutal stomping of a semi-conscious prisoner in the RCMP drunk tank.